Boston Starts Free Community College Program

May 2, 2016

Boston Mayor Martin J. Walsh on Friday announced that the city will provide free community college tuition to graduates of the city's public high schools who meet certain conditions. To be eligible, students must earn a 2.2 grade point average in high school, be able to complete community college on a two-year schedule, be eligible for Pell Grants and place out of developmental classes. The program applies at either Bunker Hill Community College or Roxbury Community College. The program will be funded by the Neighborhood Jobs Trust, which collects fees from large-scale commercial developments in Boston.

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